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Bush v. Gore and Voting Problems: We Still Haven't Fixed All That

Allegra Chapman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Allegra Chapman

It's simple: when more people vote, our democracy is more representative and reflective of who we are as a nation. It takes all of that to make that happen.

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

Is Saudi Women's Vote a Step Forward?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

In a system still characterized by entrenched patriarchy, voting for municipal council seats might seem like progress, or simply window dressing.

Restoring Democracy: The Unfinished Business of Civil Rights 60 Years After Montgomery

Daniel Weeks | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Daniel Weeks

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the boycott that launched the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century, we would do well to remember the millions of American citizens who are struggling to earn their keep and keep their faith in a nation they do not believe has kept faith with them.

How Voting's Changing in the Digital Age

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Brennan Center for Justice has their boots on the ground and are working hard to ensure that everyone who's eligible has got the means to vot...

8 Reasons Why Youth Should Vote

Grace Masback | Posted 12.02.2015 | Teen
Grace Masback

The U.S. was founded on the principles of democratic participation that guaranteed the right of all citizens to have a roll in shaping government and ...

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.

Black Women Must Leverage Their Power At The Ballot Box. Shirley Chisholm Knew That

Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D.

As the most reliable Democratic voters in the past two presidential elections, Black women are an essential part of the winning coalition that any Democratic candidate will need to win in 2016. The urgency that Chisholm felt in 1970 resonates strongly today. But so, too, does her optimism for a better future.

Millennium Voters: We Need You

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.29.2015 | Education
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The past few weeks have seen many college campuses riled by student protests. And although this erstwhile student activist welcomes this rise in stude...

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights To Nonviolent Former Felons

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday that would automatically restore voting rights to a large number of...

What It's Like To Be A Data Scientist On A Presidential Campaign

Quora | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Quora

What is it like doing data science for a presidential campaign? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Luke Riley...

Sarnoff Era Ends

Tom Falco | Posted 11.17.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

Ken Russell is the new City of Miami District 2 Commissioner. It's the end of the Sarnoff era.

Young Voters From Burma Speak Out

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Kyle David Anderson

Aung San Suu Kyi, global icon turned savvy Burmese politician, and her opposition democratic party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), have won a resounding victory in Myanmar.

Why Don't Young People Vote?

Hanan Esaili | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Hanan Esaili

Hey Washington, pay attention to us. We are the ones you should be targeting because -- here's a scary thought -- we are the future. But, in order to invoke the change we want to see, we have to speak up. And for our country's sake, the 74 percent of you who didn't vote in the last presidential election -- go vote.

Appealing To Black Women Should Be A Top Priority For Presidential Candidates

Keisha N. Blain | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Keisha N. Blain

Despite their influence at the polls, black women's concerns are undervalued in contemporary political campaigns. Few presidential candidates have been vocal about black women's vulnerability to state-sanctioned violence. Candidates who ignore black women voters do so at their own peril.

2016's "Missing Voters" Can Be Found With Automatic Voter Registration

Liz Kennedy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

Overall, these "missing voters" amount to half, and in some cases more than half, of the total votes cast for president in these states. This should ring huge alarm bells for those who care about our society's health and future. Fortunately, there is a solution.

'The Daily Show' Has A Solution For America's Outdated Voting Machines

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.10.2015 | Comedy

Voting. It's how Americans like to compete against one another, even though everyone seems to be losing. On Monday, "Daily Show" correspondent Ronny C...

Demand Election Day 2016 Off And You Just Might Get It!

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

The only voting block that consistently votes at the rate of other countries is America's 1 percent. And that's no coincidence. They don't have those barriers to hurdle. And they get the concrete rewards of policies like the carried interest loophole.

18 Things to Know Before You Turn 18!

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Within the next coming year I will be turning 18. Recently I have been contemplating what it means to be a adult and how an age makes me more qualified and more of an adult than I already am.

20/2 Clarity: Joe Brotherton Dreams of a World Where Everyone has a Voice

Stella Mowen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Stella Mowen

There were twenty-four of us in total. Students of life. We stood in a circle, arm in arm, singing along to the chorus of Kris Orlowski's acoustic song Slide.

Creating Change One Vote at a Time

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By registering hundreds to vote, PVD is hoping to transform the colonias and its south Texas community. Latino Decisions estimates that 61 percent of Hispanic Texans who are eligible to vote did not participate in the 2012 presidential election.

Why Asian-Americans Don't Vote Republican

The Conversation US | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

The current Republican candidates are being explicitly exclusionary. Donald Trump and Ben Carson are doubling down on anti-immigrant sentiments, stating sweeping and offensive stereotypes of immigrants

How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty? Suffrage Still a Controversial Topic in 2015

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Melissa Jun Rowley

It is important to remember that no one pulled that seat out for women, and there are still fewer seats at the table for them, that those seats were built none-too-long ago, and made of softwood.

A Year Hence, We Decide the Fate of the World Again

Stephen Herrington | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

It may not seem so at times, but the U.S. still commands more of global mindshare than any other nation. What we say and do influences people of all nations in ways meritorious, deleterious, inspirational and inflammatory.